Como Ama Una Mujer

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Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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J-Lo sings about amor en Espanol.

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Most every song is about love, but J-Lo chooses beauty and poetry over raunchiness.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Spanish-language collection of intense love songs and ballads is carefully enunciated and easy to understand. Spanish-speaking families will enjoy the love songs. English (and other) speaking students can use these songs to enhance their Spanish-class vocabulary.

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Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

What's the story?

Jennifer Lopez changes direction on COMO AMA UNA MUJER (How A Woman Loves). Entirely in Spanish, the album boasts 11 tracks, mostly ballads that reveal a new maturity and depth in the pop star's voice and deportment. Elegant, intense, and lush, these songs bypass the dance floor and aim directly at the heart. Spanish-speaking families will enjoy hearing Lopez sing, while Spanish-class students will find that the lyrics are clearly enunciated and easy to hear -- a perfect supplement to their vocabulary and verb conjugation exercises.

Is it any good?

In the hands of producers Marc Anthony, Estefano, and Julia Reyes, the tracks of Como Ama Una Mujerleave plenty of space for the star to take command of the romantic moments and melodies. The high points (especially "Tu" and the gorgeous finale "Adios") are custom-made to set the mood for thoughts of longing and love. Sweethearts of any nationality will understand the message that love is a complicated, beautiful thing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Jennifer Lopez's image as reflected in her vocals and choice of songs. Does her voice sound different on these low-key love songs than on English-language dance hits? Which sound do you prefer?

Music details

  • Artist: Jennifer Lopez
  • Release date: April 3, 2007
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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